All Hands on Deck!

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All Hands on Deck!
Juan Cortez telling Tommy Vercetti that he must make a hasty exit from Vice City to escape the French Secret Service.

Juan Cortez telling Tommy Vercetti that he must make a hasty exit from Vice City to escape the French Secret Service.
Game GTA Vice City
For Juan Cortez
Target French Secret Service
Location Washington Beach, Vice City
Fail Death of Tommy Vercetti
Death of Juan Cortez
Abandoning Juan Cortez
Reward $5,000
Unlocked by Death Row

All Hands on Deck! is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by retired army colonel Juan Cortez from his yacht docked in Ocean Beach/Viceport, Vice City.


The French Secret Service has discovered that Juan Cortez sent the courier (in Mall Shootout) to steal the missile technology guidance chips, and now they want them back. Cortez, however, wants to keep them and so is escaping Vice City on his yacht. He asks Tommy for assistance. The boat leaves the dock, with French secret servicemen firing from the docks and four boats following the yacht. Tommy fights them off and then more gunmen on Dinghies. The yacht reaches a bridge, which is blocked by more boats. More servicemen are also climbing on board, but Tommy again manages to defeat them. The French then attack with two Maverick helicopters and then a Hunter, with Tommy destroying all three. When in the open sea, Cortez asks Tommy to keep an eye on Mercedes and gives Tommy a speedboat to return to Vice City.


Juan Cortez: Circumstances force a hasty departure, amigo.

Tommy Vercetti: What's the problem?

Juan Cortez: Ehh, the French want their missile technology back and after that last incident, I feel it is time to find safer harbors.

Tommy Vercetti: Wouldn't it be safer to fly?

Juan Cortez: I'd be dead before I reached check-in. Besides, I need to get my merchandise out of the country.

Tommy Vercetti: Need another gun?

Juan Cortez: You, my friend, are worth ten guns...

(Cortez' yacht begins to leave the dock)

(The French block the yacht's path with boats)

Cortez' Goon: The bridge up ahead!

Juan Cortez: Tommy, we are being overrun by the French. Tommy, everywhere I look there are French Men, I hate it!

(Cortez and Tommy reach the open sea, having fended off the French)

(The French attack the yacht by helicopter)

Juan Cortez: Thomas, kill them! My country will love you!

Cortez Crew member: Shoot the helicopter!

Cortez Crew member: We are being overrun by the French!

Juan Cortez: Thomas, we are being overrun by the French. Thomas, everywhere I look there are French Men, I hate it!

Juan Cortez: How are you feeling Tommy?

(Cortez and Tommy reach the open sea, having fended off the French)

Juan Cortez: Thomas, you have protected and served me well. But now you must leave us before we reach the open seas. I will now lower my personal launch. Keep it, my friend, as a token of my gratitude.

Tommy Vercetti: Thank you Colonel.

Juan Cortez: One more request. While I'm away, could you keep an eye on Mercedes for me?

Tommy Vercetti: I think she could look after herself, but sure, I'll keep an eye out.

Juan Cortez: Gracias, amigo. Hasta Luego.

Tommy Vercetti: Adios, amigo.

Post mission phone call

Kent Paul : Alright, Tommy, it's Paul. I just heard from a mush that you've been a real naughty boy. Somebody has taken offense to you acting like the big guy all of a sudden, giving it the big shot thing. Well, don't say I never warned you or nothing. Boasting is a mug's game, son. Anyway, I heard there's some price been put on your head and someone's going to have a crack at you, so watch yourself, and remember me, mate .


The reward for completing the mission is $5,000 and a Speeder, which can not be saved except if beached and pushed into a big enough garage.


  • The French Secret Service that attack the player, Cortez, his yacht, and his men are that same model as a pedestrian that is seen throughout the city.
  • Cortez' Speeder is shows as having a red primary body color when being lowered in the sea, but the Speeder the player is in after the mission is white like all other Speeders.
  • Even if you already have a melee weapon, a Katana will replace it.
  • This is the first time that Tommy Vercetti speaks Spanish.
  • Two uniquely black Washingtons may be seen driven by the French Secret Service. While it is possible to reach the cars and enter them, it is impossible to drive them during the mission (as the mission immediately ends and the car is lost). It is possible to push the cars to where the missions would start as an alternative, but the player is only given a brief window of time before Juan Cortez is killed, leading to mission failure which warps the player back to the nearby mission trigger with the cars waiting there.
    • As these Washingtons are a unique black color (which can otherwise be obtained by modifying the carcols.dat file to make the Washington have a selectable black color), they may be confused with the similarly colored FBI Washington.


Video walkthrough

PC Version - GTASeriesVideos